Santa Monica, Calif. (January 11, 2021) – Gooding & Company, the auction house internationally recognized for selling the world’s most sought-after and rare classic and modern collector cars, is thrilled to reveal the innovative, technologically-advanced 2020 Koenigsegg Regera for its 2021 Geared Online Scottsdale Edition auction. From Monday, January 18 to Friday, January 22, 2021, the online only sale will continue the company’s Geared Online series and transpire during the Arizona Auction Week.
“This is a remarkable consignment and one of the first Regeras ever to be sold at public auction,” states Gooding & Company President and Founder, David Gooding. “Along with this incredibly desirable Koenigsegg, our Geared Online Scottsdale Edition sale has a diverse selection of collector cars that will appeal to many enthusiasts.”
2020 Koenigsegg Regera (Estimate: $2,750,000 – $3,500,000) Christian von Koenigsegg founded Koenigsegg Automotive AB in 1996 for the sole purpose of building a world class sports car. By 2002, the company’s first production model, the CC8S, was driven out of the company’s Angelholm, Sweden factory. Widely considered the most advanced boutique car manufacturer in the world by 2016, Koenigsegg began to apply their creativity to more advanced powertrain systems, resulting in the hybrid-powered Regera. All 80 planned units sold out shortly after introduction.
The Regera’s pioneering propulsion system combines a powerful Koenigsegg twin-turbo V-8 internal-combustion engine with three electric motors via a new powertrain technology dubbed Koenigsegg Direct Drive. The system completely replaces the car’s transmission by placing an electric motor on the 1,100 hp engine’s crankshaft and drives the differential directly through a fluid coupler. The Regera has the first production hybrid system to run at 800 volts, utilizing battery technology pioneered in Formula 1. With total output for the Regera at 1,500 hp, the new model’s time of 22.87 seconds promptly broke the 0–400–0 km/h hour record previously held by a Koenigsegg Agera RS.
The Regera offered here is delivered directly from its original owner and shows just 369 miles from new. It is tastefully specified in non-metallic Battle Grey over a Desiato Black interior extensively accented with bare carbon fiber. This Regera benefits from $710,200 worth of options added to its US-specification base price of $2,213,000. These include the exclusive Ghost Package, which offers revised aerodynamics that add 20% more downforce and cost an additional $285,000. The $250,000 Environmental Power Upgrade was also incorporated, adding 200 hp when running E85 fuel. Optional exterior carbon fiber panels such as air intakes, roof panel and bonnet, Speedster Sides, and inner rockers come to $103,700. Rounding out the extreme specs of this incredible Regera are Koenigsegg’s own Tresex Aircore carbon fiber wheels, a $57,000 option that reduces unsprung weight and improves aerodynamics. This wonderful Koenigsegg offers collectors the rare opportunity to not only buy a practically new Regara, but one specified with care, taste, and a no-holds-barred approach to the option sheet.
Citroën SM Land Speed Racer and Custom Pickup (Estimate: $100,000 – $200,000 without reserve) The trio of Citroën-based custom creations offered here all stem from Jerry and Sylvia Hathaway of SM World Ltd., whose mission was to build the world’s fastest Citroën. In 1985, after years of painstaking work, Jerry Hathaway cracked 200 mph in the 1972 Citroën SM Land Speed Racer, setting numerous land speed records and cementing the car as the fastest Citroën in the world. Two years later, Sylvia joined her husband in the 200 MPH Club, setting a class speed record that stood for 23 years.
In the 1980s, the Hathaways’ truck and trailer used to haul the race car were stolen. Looking for a creative solution, another SM was turned into a pickup truck which became their tow vehicle. A custom fifth-wheel-style trailer was then built that utilized Citroën suspension and carried its own battery for the hydraulic pumps. Both the truck and trailer are independently height-adjustable, allowing for the race car to be easily loaded and unloaded. These incredible vehicles are well known in the enthusiast community and have been displayed at both the Petersen and Mullin Automotive Museums.
Geared Online Scottsdale Edition will offer a carefully curated selection of lots, with and without reserve, for every level of collector. Gooding & Company will house all available lots at the company’s Southern California facility, providing a unique opportunity for interested bidders to conduct on-site inspections of the online offerings and for specialists to engage with the lots on behalf of clients. The auction house invites you to speak with a Gooding & Company staff member for more information on viewing and inspection, as well as on how to consign for upcoming 2021 Geared Online sales.
Geared Online | Scottsdale Edition Online Catalogue Available: Monday, January 11 Auction Begins: Monday, January 18, 10:00 AM Mountain Time Lots Begin Closing: Friday, January 22, 11:00 AM Mountain Time Website: www.goodingco.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/GoodingandCompany Twitter: @goodingandco #GearedOnline #GoodingScottsdale #ScottsdaleEdition Instagram: @goodingandcompany #GearedOnline #GoodingScottsdale #ScottsdaleEdition YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/GoodingandCompany Phone: + 1 310.899.1960